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Train crash girl to be treated in city

Xiang Weiyi, a two-year-old survivor of the deadly July 23 train crash in Wenzhou, will be transferred to Shanghai for further treatment this week under the approval of the Ministry of Health.

Under the ministry's request, Shanghai sent a second team of three medical experts to Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province on Thursday to check Xiang, who has serious leg injuries, and prepare for follow-up treatment in the city.

Shanghai sent the first team, also comprising three doctors, to Wenzhou to help treat survivors soon after the high-speed train crash, which killed 40 people, including Xiang's parents, and injured over 200 passengers.

The public and senior officials have taken a strong interest in the treatment of Xiang, who has been nicknamed Yi Yi, because she was the last survivor to be pulled from the train wreckage. She had been trapped with her legs crushed for over 21 hours.

Medical experts said Xiang was in a stable condition after five surgeries. Those operations were to remove dead tissue, muscles and nerves. The next step is to close the leg wounds.

Doctors said it is difficult to say whether she will be able to walk properly in the future.


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